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Occupation(s)  Musician
Name  Horace Parlan
Instruments  Piano
Role  Singer
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Born  January 19, 1931 (age 84) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. (1931-01-19)
Genres  Bebop, Avant-garde jazz, Post-bop, Third stream
Albums  Us Three, Movin' & Groovin', Speakin' My Piece, Up & Down, Happy Frame of Mind
Similar People  Booker Ervin, Al Harewood, Archie Shepp, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Clark

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Horace Parlan (born January 19, 1931, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American hard bop and post-bop piano player.


He is noted for his contributions to the classic Charles Mingus recordings Mingus Ah Um and Blues & Roots.

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In his birth year, Parlan was stricken with polio, resulting in the partial crippling of his right hand. The handicap, though, has contributed to his development of a particularly "pungent" left-hand chord voicing style, while comping with highly rhythmic phrases with the right.

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Between 1952 and 1957, he worked in Washington DC with Sonny Stitt and then spent two years with Mingus' Jazz Workshop. In 1973, Parlan moved to Copenhagen, Denmark. He later settled in the small village of Rude in southern Zealand. In 1974 he did a State Department tour of Africa with Hal Singer.

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His later work, notably a series of duos with the tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp, including the album Goin' Home, is steeped in gospel music.

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He was recipient of the 2000 Ben Webster Prize given by the Ben Webster Foundation.

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As leader

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  • Movin' & Groovin' (Blue Note, 1960)
  • Us Three (Blue Note, 1960)
  • Speakin' My Piece (Blue Note, 1960)
  • Headin' South (Blue Note, 1960)
  • On the Spur of the Moment (Blue Note, 1961)
  • Up & Down (Blue Note, 1961)
  • Happy Frame of Mind (Blue Note, 1963)
  • Arrival (Steeplechase, 1974)
  • No Blues (Steeplechase, 1975)
  • Frank-ly Speaking (Steeplechase, 1977)
  • Goin' Home (Steeplechase, 1977)
  • Trouble in Mind (Steeplechase, 1980)
  • Blue Parlan (Steeplechase, 1978)
  • Hi-Fly (Steeplechase, 1978)
  • Musically Yours (Steeplechase, 1979)
  • The Maestro (Steeplechase, 1979)
  • Pannonica (Enja, 1981)
  • Like Someone in Love (Steeplechase, 1983)
  • Glad I Found You (Steeplechase, 1984)
  • Little Esther (Soul Note, 1987)
  • Alone (Steeplechase)
  • We Three (Teichiku, 1997)
  • Kojo No Tsuki (M & I Jazz, 1998)
  • As sideman

    With Gene Ammons

  • Gene Ammons in Sweden (Enja, 1973 [1981])
  • With Dave Bailey

  • One Foot in the Gutter (Epic, 1960)
  • Gettin' Into Somethin' (Epic, 1961)
  • With Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

  • Tough Tenor Favorites (Jazzland, 1962) - with Johnny Griffin
  • Goin' to the Meeting (Prestige, 1962)
  • Jaw's Blues (Enja Records, 1986)
  • With Lou Donaldson

  • The Time is Right (1959)
  • Sunny Side Up (1960)
  • Midnight Sun (1960)
  • With Pierre Dorge

  • The Jazzpar Prize (1992)
  • With Booker Ervin

  • That's It! (1961)
  • Exultation! (1963)
  • With Dexter Gordon

  • Doin' Allright (Blue Note, 1961)
  • Stable Mable (SteepleChase, 1975)
  • With Slide Hampton

  • Jazz with a Twist (Atlantic, 1962)
  • Explosion! The Sound of Slide Hampton (Atlantic, 1962)
  • With Langston Hughes

  • Weary Blues (MGM, 1958)
  • With Roland Kirk

  • Gifts & Messages (1964)
  • Slightly Latin (1965)
  • With Charles Mingus

  • Blues & Roots (Atlantic, 1959)
  • Mingus Ah Um (Atlantic, 1959)
  • A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry (Doxy, 1957)
  • With Archie Shepp

  • Black Ballads (1992)
  • With Zoot Sims

  • Motoring Along (1975)
  • With Idrees Sulieman

  • Bird's Grass (SteepleChase, 1976 [1985])
  • Groovin' (SteepleChase, 1985)
  • With Stanley Turrentine

  • Look Out! (Blue Note, 1960)
  • Comin' Your Way (Blue Note, 1961)
  • Up at "Minton's" (Blue Note, 1961)
  • Jubilee Shout!!! (Blue Note, 1962)
  • Salt Song (CTI, 1971)
  • With Tommy Turrentine

  • Tommy Turrentine
  • With various artists

  • A Moon of Roses
  • Songs

    Mama Rose
    Return Engagement
    Us Three
    H P Interview
    Waltz Number One
    On the Spur of the Moment
    Happy Frame of Mind
    Speakin' My Piece
    Trouble in Mind
    Up in Cynthia's Room
    Steal Away to Jesus
    No Blues
    Goin' Home
    Headin' South
    Home Is Africa
    Low Down
    I Want To Be Loved
    Oh So Blue
    Back From the Gig
    The Lady Is A Tramp
    Jim Loves Sue
    My Little Brown Book
    The Song Is Ended
    My Mother's Eyes
    Kucheza Blues
    Prelude to a Kiss


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